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sweat gland

[′swet ‚gland]
(physiology)
A coiled tubular gland of the skin which secretes sweat.
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Background: Previous studies demonstrate that eccrine sweat glands are innervated by both cholinergic and adrenergic nerves.
Nodular hidradenoma is an uncommon benign sweat gland tumour.
Malignant acrospiroma are cutaneous neoplastic lesions arising from sweat gland and are very rare.
A comparison of sweat gland diameter in dorsal, lateral, and ventral areas of all the body regions concluded that in dorsal area the maximum diameter was observed in abdomen dorsal followed by neck dorsal, head dorsal, thorax dorsal, and tail dorsal areas but the difference was significant (p<0.05) in the head, thorax, and tail.
Sweat glands are cutaneous appendages like hair follicles or sebaceous glands.
Considering loss of myoepithelial cells in the breast is regarded as evidence for invasion, perhaps this notion should be used when evaluating sweat gland tumors as well [1].
There are abundant AQP5 proteins in sweat gland cells, and they play an important role in a variety of diseases.
The sweat gland tumors are comprised of chondroid syringoma, eccrine poroma, nodular hidradenoma, and syringocystadenoma papilliferum [Figure 1].
Although people with hyperhidrosis sweat a lot, most do not have problems with body odour, as hyperhidrosis does not usually affect the apocrine sweat glands responsible for producing unpleasant-smelling sweat.
Each aluminum chloride molecule can covalently bind six water molecules and tightly bind another shell or two of 12-20 molecules, with a further third shell, all "making the water very viscous such that the weak muscles that push sweat out of our sweat glands are unable to move the sweat to the surface of our skin," he said.
These foci of sweat glands were lined by inner layer of epithelial cells and the outer layer of myoepithelial cells.
The sweat gland tumors constituted the largest group involving 42.86% (24/56) cases followed by the hair follicle tumors 37.71% (20/56) cases followed by sebaceous gland tumors 21.43% (12/56) cases (Table 1).